1. New Orleans Bluesman Eddie Bo Dies

    March 24, 2009 10:28 AM EDT New Orleans blues singer-pianist Eddie Bo, who worked with musicians such as Irma Thomas and Art Neville, has died of a heart attack. He was 79. His death was confirmed Friday by his close friend and booking agent, Karen Hamilton. Hamilton said Eddie Bo, whose real name was Edwin Joseph…

  2. Lineup Unveiled For Superfly During Jazzfest

    February 19, 2009 1:07 PM EST Death Cab For Cutie, Black Keys, Michael Franti and Galactic are among the artists confirmed to perform at the 2009 Superfly during Jazzfest Concert Series, which runs April 24-May 2 in New Orleans. The nightly events run in tandem with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival's…

  3. Bon Jovi Set For First Jazz Fest Appearance

    February 06, 2009 10:46 AM EST Bon Jovi has been added to the lineup of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this spring. The rock act will make its first appearance at the festival on May 2. Bon Jovi joins previously announced performers Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews Band,…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, dies at the age of 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-Wo 2006 - Pierre Delanoe, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at…

  5. Jazz Fest Turns 40 With Star-Packed Bill

    December 16, 2008 11:21 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary this spring with a star-studded lineup featuring Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, James Taylor, Wynton Marsalis, Kings Of Leon, Tony Bennett, the Neville Brothers and Sugarland. The event will be held…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the…

  7. Keyshia Cole: Screen Siren

    December 08, 2008 6:05 PM EST Keyshia Cole knows what she wants -- and what the dynamic diva wants right now is a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with nothing on it but mayo and mustard. But the waitstaff at the restaurant adjacent to the Affinia Dumont Hotel in Manhattan can't quite seem to get that right. The…

  8. Keyshia Cole Shows A New Side Of 'Me'

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST After chronicling her own gritty rise to fame on 2005's "The Way It Is" and 2007's "Just Like You," Keyshia Cole moves in a new direction on "A Different Me," due Dec. 16 via Imani/Geffen/Interscope. After chronicling her own gritty rise to fame on 2005…

  9. Ask Billboard: Alice In Chains, Anthony Hamilton, Jay-Z

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Keith answers questions about Alice In Chains, Anthony Hamilton, Jay-Z and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Target is the exclusive U.S. retailer for Ziggy Marley's second solo album, "Love Is My Religion," via Tuff Gong Worldwide. The deal marks Marley's first independent release without employing t 2006 - Target is the exclusive U.S. retailer for Ziggy Marley's…

  11. BBC Airs Lost Beatles Interview Tape

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Beatles interview from the 1960s in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney discussed the way they composed songs together was broadcast on British radio today (July 1) after it was found in a film can A Beatles interview from the 1960s in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney discussed the way…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The two-disc "Stadium Arcadium" (Warner Bros.) sells 442,000 copies in the United Sta 2006 - For the first time in their 22-year career, Red Hot Chili Peppers score a…

  13. The Specials Eyeing Fall Reunion Shows

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Specials leader Terry Hall says he had "five years of reservations" about reforming the famed U.K. band, but that long-held tensions between various members have been resolved and that the group is no Specials leader Terry Hall says he had "five years of reservations"…

  14. Remy Ma Gets Eight-Year Sentence For Shooting

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Remy Ma has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the shooting a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. Rapper Remy Ma has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the shooting a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. The state Supreme Court sentence was handed down today (May 13)…

  15. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival / May 1-4, 2008 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds Race Course)

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Neville Brothers, playing their traditional closing-day slot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the first time since 2005, offered an emotional conclusion to the 39th annual celebra The Neville Brothers, playing their traditional closing-day slot at the New Orleans Jazz and…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinnati, following a party for the artist at the city's Club Ritz. 2006 - A member of rapper T.I.'s entourage is shot and killed early in the in Cincinnati, following a party for the artist at the…

  17. R.E.M., NIN, STP Set For Voodoo Music Experience

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock titans R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the 10th Voodoo Music Experience, Billbord.com can reveal. The event will be held Oct. 24-26 at New Orleans' City Park; Modern rock titans R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots will headline the…

  18. The Neville Brothers

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Since their debut in 1977 at New Orleans club Tipitina's, the Neville Brothers have been known as one of the best live bands in the country. Check out our interview with the NOLA legends, plus read ab Since their debut in 1977 at New Orleans club Tipitina's, the Neville Brothers…

  19. The Neville Brothers Prevail As Live Legends

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Since their debut in 1977 at New Orleans club Tipitina's, the Neville Brothers have been known as one of the best live bands in the country. Since their debut in 1977 at New Orleans club Tipitina's, the Neville Brothers have been known as one of the best live bands in the country.…

  20. Favorite Songs From The Neville Brothers

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard asked the Neville Brothers and their colleagues to pick their favorite Neville Brothers song and what makes it special. Billboard asked the Neville Brothers and their colleagues to pick their favorite Neville Brothers song and what makes it special. "That's a tough one.…

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